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. the biggest story of the year came at the end of the year in the past week or so, the massacred sandy hook elementary in newtown and i think the presidency now might be shaped by those events. those are the stories barnicle and andrea have chosen as the top stories of 2012 to cover. >> mike barnicle, would you agree this could be a signature of a second term. >> i do agree with that. i think the events a few days ago of newtown in connecticut will help shape the president's second term in office and gives us huge impetus of change in this country that have taken too long to take hold. i think to the presidency himself and man himself was shaped and altered by these events as a parent and president. >> let me say joe callhas writt about the action has said what was written about rfk was done. he said we have to act within ten days before the nra gets organized. he failed to do it andologic had -- and lbj had a bill bottled up in the committee and it went through with much less in october and the president spoke angrily about the failure to do something to defeat the gun lobby. while i have
are getting privately trained use handguns in the wake of sandy hook shootings. other states are going farther. arizona's attorney general proposing to change the state law that would allow an educator in each school to carry a gun. the "l.a. times," the city of los angeles collected more than -- this story is unbelievable. they collected more than 2,000 firearms part of a guns for groceries buyback program. 75 assault weapons were included in that and two rocket launchers were turned in for cash. >> they got steak and shrimp for the rocket launchers. what about teachers with guns in classrooms? >> i mean, it's amazing to me. i had randy wine gart ten of the american federation of teachers on my show last night. it's outrageous to me on two levels. one, you're going to put more guns into schools it to try to deal with getting guns out of the school. you don't have money for students. you don't have money for sports and arts. you don't have money for anything you need in school, but you're going to find money to buy guns, bullets and training for teachers? where did the conservatives come up wi
by honoring the victims of the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. this issue of the magazine is devoted to the lives they lived. to a parent, the childhood of a 6 or 7-year-old is rich beyond measure. but the incomprehensible horror and grief is for the milestones unshared. newtown is for the lives unlived and for those who lost loved ones, the sorrow is beyond capacity to know or comprehend. it will take a lifetime to work out. these issues were always popular among readers and difficult to assemble in the choice of who you select. >> it's hard to say and you do what they do. you start with lists and lists. you start months and months ago and ironically you make sure it's not a list of all the people that passed away and all the lives that were lived and unlived. we try to go over a list of people who passed away between our lead time and production time and try to match those lives to the writers and artists that work with the magazine and find ways to celebrate these lives. this issue is supposed to be a celebration of life. it's not supposed to be an acknowledgement of death. it's n
don't fault mitch mcconnell -- >> nobody got to hurricane sandy relief. >> dealing with a democratic senate. >> he could have full builibust the whole thing. >> and tax rates would have gone up on everybody. >> mitch mcconnell chose to be a quiet statesman. you didn't see him on camera. quietly, mitch mcconnell is the reason we have this agreement. he's a great strategy. i'd like to know his view of entitlement reform. maybe he's got some idea about how this gives them more leverage in the next round. >> come on, be positive. it's a new year. >> i don't expect much from republican senators. i love them. i love them. i don't expect them to be fiscal hawks. >> he's so difficult usually so there must have been a deal cut. he's so difficult. he's impossible. >> he gto get something through democratic senate, that is far more difficult than john boehner and paul ryan, do the right thing in the republican house which they couldn't do last night. >> let me just say that mcconnell believes, as do others, that they will be in a much stronger position to deal with the debate over structural re
they voted it up by more than 60%. but i want to just say one other thing, which is that in all this, sandy happened. >> yeah. >> and the governor did an extraordinary job in terms of all the work in new jersey. and you know, this is the way government should work. whether it's at the collective bargaining table or whether there is a disaster, you have lots of public employees who every single day are trying to make a difference in the lives of kids, lives of the community. and here you had -- we worked hard at the table to come up with something that was good for newark. >> so chris, what are you doing here? you're hanging out with people in the teachers unions. you're striking deals with democratic legislatures. >> it's not going to work with the base, you know? >> you're actually being nice to the president of the united states when he's coming to help people that have been ravaged by an historic job. what are you doing? >> my job. >> i was going to say that. >> and here's the thing. listen, when randi and i first talked about this, i guess it was last february, we started talking in was
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